[mythtv-users] Nvidia card temps
nico at youplala.net
Fri Apr 17 11:23:29 UTC 2009
Adam Skinner wrote:
> Hi ,
> I've recently purchased an Nvidia Geforece 9500GT passively cooled for
> use with mythtv VDPAU. Stupid thing also takes up 2x pci / backpanel
> It all seems to be working fine most of the time, but it does get hot.
> 60 degrees C at idle , 80-90 degrees on load.
> According to nvidia-settings and the gnome applet for hardware
> monitoring/ sensors.
> Does anyone know if this is normal?
Yes it is. Those chips are supposed/expected to work at those
tempseratures, with the goal of accepting passive cooling.
> Should I be worried. My CPU sits
> around 30-40 degrees C.
> Does anyone have or know of a 8000 series passive cooled card that works
> well with VDPAU and only takes up a single pci slot? And if so, what
> temps are you getting?
I have a 8400GS from Asus, passively cooled, 1 slot only. Works very well.
It shows those temps too.
My case is quite cramped, thus badly ventilated. So I had to add a fan
to help expell air from around the video board, otherwise I would see
temps above 100 degrees C when decoding.
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